I have listened to and enjoy all of the songs that they wrote together and I am disappointed that McCartney did not feel confident enough to release it as a collaborative album between the two because of fears about accusations of him trying to replace Lennon. Flowers In The Dirt was a success in the UK album chart and had top twenty singles, but it was not a come back success of the type that Paul wanted, and he has never been able to crack the top of the singles market ever since, and has probably stopped trying. Do you think that a fully fledges collaboration would have done better, particularly in the USA? I personally do. If you look at the success Veronica had in any case, on top of all of the promotion that it would have received because of the Lennon/Costello links, and because in my opinions the album would have been stronger from start to finish than Flowers was, then you have a recipe for success. Paul also had his massive comeback tour, which would only have helped, especially if Elvis toured with him. I think that not releasing an album based on the original intention was the biggest mistake of Paul's solo career. If he had a US number 1 album in 88/89, and one or two top ten hits, who knows what could have happened going into the 90's. The tour would have been even bigger, even without Costello touring with him. Any album containing songs such as: The Lovers That Never Were, So Like Candy, Veronica, My Brave Face, Mistress and Maid, Tommy's Coming Home, That Day Is Done and other sings that Paul could have introduced such as Put It There and This One, would surely have done well. What do you think?